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Trying to bring the production of biofuels closer to their consumption destination — be it the feedstock or the pumping station — isn’t a new idea. Several of Vinod Khosla’s biofuel investments are focused on cutting down the energy, and thus the cost, expended in transportation. […]

Trying to bring the production of biofuels closer to their consumption destination — be it the feedstock or the pumping station — isn’t a new idea. Several of Vinod Khosla’s biofuel investments are focused on cutting down the energy, and thus the cost, expended in transportation. This morning a similarly distributed, mobile biofuel investment bet from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DFJ Element has come to light, according to a regulatory filing found by PeHub.com.

According to PeHub.com, BioFuelBox has raised $9.46 million in Series A funding. The Hollister, Calif.-based company’s web site says it’s technology is a “bio-refinery in a box” — a modular container that produces biofuel cost-effectively. The next thing to go mobile — biofuels.
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  1. [...] Startups We’ve got the “in-a-box” versions of nuclear power, data centers and biofuels. Why not wind power? Courtesy of Muskegon, Michigan-based company EarthTronics, sometime next year [...]

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  2. [...] BioFuelBox: We’ve only heard about this Draper Fisher Jurvetson-backed biofuel technology developer when it came to light that the team had [...]

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  3. [...] BioFuelBox: We’ve only heard about this Draper Fisher Jurvetson-backed biofuel technology developer when it came to light that the team had [...]

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  4. [...] a 3-year-old biofuel startup backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Element Partners, since it raised its first round of $9.46 million back in 2007. But now the San Jose, Calif.-based quiet company says it’s ready to hit the market in a big [...]

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  5. [...] a 3-year-old biofuel startup backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Element Partners, since it raised its first round of $9.46 million back in 2007. But now the San Jose, Calif.-based quiet company says it’s ready to hit the market in a big way. [...]

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  6. [...] Americans love the idea of the neatly packaged product, even when it comes to clean power — biofuels, wind andnuclear all come in modular “in-a-box” sizes. In that same vein, Helios Solar, a [...]

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  7. [...] didn’t pan out. Backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Element Partners, the startup had raised its first round of $9.46 million back in 2007. And last fall, the company announced it had begun operating its first biodiesel refinery, a [...]

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